Christina Swecker

Christina Swecker, Davis & Elkins College

Christina Swecker
Associate Professor of Nursing
Location: Eshleman Science Center 309
Phone: 304-637-1296

What I Find Rewarding About D&E:

What I find most rewarding about working at D&E is being able to watch my students grow into accomplished nurses. To think that I play just a small role in what they are able to accomplish is extremely satisfying.


  • N.H.D., Clayton College of Natural Health, Birmingham, Ala.
  • M.S. Nursing, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
  • B.S. Nursing, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, W.Va.


  • Faculty Traineeship in Gerontological Nursing, Partners for Education in Gerontology, George Mason University


  • Registered Extern, Duke University Medical Center
  • Registered Nurse, University of Virginia Medical Center
  • Registered Nurse, West Virginia University Hospitals - Ruby Memorial Hospital

Teaching Areas: 

  • Management of Care
  • Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health
  • Medical-Surgical
  • Nursing Care of Older Adults
  • Disruptions in Health

Research Interests/Professional Activities: 

  • Member, National League for Nursing
  • Member, West Virginia League for Nursing
  • Member, Alpha Delta Kappa (International Honorary Organization of Women Educators)
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau (International Honor Society of Nursing)
  • Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) National Forum, Tucson, Ariz.


Dr. Swecker is the recipent of the 2012 Lois Latham Award for Teaching Excellence, presented annually to an outstanding D&E educator who is characterized by a distinguished intellectual career; enthusiasm for scholarship and intellectual curiosity; and, most importantly, by evidence that it is their professional calling to nurture the intellectual and personal growth of others.